Sacramento Sheriff's Seeks Assistance Identifying Human Remains Found in Delta

May 16, 2018 |

As part of an ongoing investigation, the Sacramento Sheriff's Department has released drawings and one photograph of the remains of a body located last month in hope that it will lead to an identification.

The new information stems from the discovery of a body by a fisherman on April 8 in Mokelumne River off Brannan Island in the county's Delta area.

The investigation has led detectives to describe the remains as those of a Caucasian female or a Hispanic female with a light complexion, approximately 25-40 years old with shoulder-length brown or auburn colored hair.

Detectives believe she would have been 5'02” to 5’06” tall with a medium build. The female had double ear piercings in each ear, however, there were no earrings present at the time of her discovery.

Additionally, the female had a grey tongue stud with round ball ends and had a noticeable gap (approximately 1/8") between her upper front two teeth along with a similar gap between her lower two front teeth. Detectives believe she may have gone missing sometime in March 2018.

A forensic sketch artist assisting in the investigation and produced a rendering of the victims front teeth (posted above). A photograph of the victim's tongue stud can be viewed below.

Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying any current missing persons, or people who may be missing that match the aforementioned description.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

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